Game Time: 7 PM
TV / Radio: CSN, Versus, CBC, RDS / 720 AM WGN
I'm on pins and needles right now. You are too. I know. But this feeling of stress, hope, anxiety, desire, this is what we live for. You could be watching 16 other teams play right now. You could feel apathetic because the Hawks weren't in the playoffs. But they made it and there's still that one thing that keeps us watching...hope.
So we know what the Hawks have to do. Hold serve at home. All it takes after that is to steal one game in Vancouver. The series is hardly lost. Its not as easy as it sounds, but its possible.
Kopecky is still out, and Bickell will be joining him in the press box tonight. Word from the beat writers is that John Scott will be in the lineup for Bickell. God help us all.
Dave Bolland is still making progress towards a comeback. He said he hopes to be back for game 4. It remains to be seen whether he'll be the same player when he does get back.
The Hawks' top six forwards haven't gotten anything better than a secondary assist. That needs to change tonight. There is absolutely no chance to win without some offense from ANY of Toews, Kane, Hossa, Sharp, etc.
The barn will be rocking tonight. The crowd will be desperate. The anthem will be intense. The team will have to match that energy.